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Make-and-Learn Crafts: Tie-Dye Tees and Paper Pinwheels for a Spirited 4th

Red, white and blue and your all set for a festive Fourth. Credit: Gina Provenzano
Make Independence Day festivities even more of a blast with DIY patriotic paper pinwheels and tie-dye tees. Summer celebrations call for outdoor activities an...

With Liberty and Justice for Baby Names

If your due date falls around Independence Day, the idea has probably crossed your mind: "Born on the 4th of July." Should you mark the occasion with a name, at least a middle name? A generation ago, a founding father name like Madison or Jefferso...

Taking your kid to the polls

Is there anything quite like election day? For me, it has always been something of a holiday. As a young cub reporter I stayed up all night, waiting for returns and even, some years, writing out the results by hand in a grid that ran on the front pag...

Films for the fourth

With some cities canceling their fireworks celebrations due to budget problems, watching a good old patriotic film might just be the alternative you're looking for. But what to watch? There are so many to choose from? Well, here's a list of a few of ...

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